I arrived at Blackhawk around lunchtime with the understanding that the vintage race would be in the afternoon. It was the first event. The second race was for open wheel cars and the third race was for Miatas. The big-bore cars would run last. As all races ran for 50 minutes, I decided to bail early, before the Spec. Miata carnage was over at 4:00, having seen only the vintage race. Which turned out to be excellent, for an Alfiste like me, as described below. It was a great End Of Season Bash, a fond memory for the cabin fever days ahead.
|Gridding up: the MGB is not a large car, so this driver is sitting on the floor or he has a weight advantage over some of|
his competitors. The lines of the B seemed a leap forward over the A when it was introduced, and they still appeal.
|Gridding up: this Porsche 356 C had no trouble getting and staying ahead of my beloved Alfas, a reversal the old|
D Production days in the SCCA. The Triumph TR-4 in the background was not highly placed.
|Gridding up: the race-within-the-race was between these two Alfa GTA/GTV's. Foreground: Barbara Nevoral|
"represents" for the Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association. Background: John Saccameno does likewise for
my own North Suburban Sports Car Club.
|Behind the Bimmer, the Porsche ran his own race: never threatened or threatening, although he (and everyone) had|
plenty of lapped traffic to deal with. It was a nice, full, field for an end-of-year event.